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spalted beech and spent 50 caliber bullet pen

by Jason Smith $56.00
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  • the story

Words of Honor

This unique pen offers an unforgettable way to pay tribute to someone, whether in memory or as a gift. Capped off with the brass cartridge of an upcycled bullet, this handsome design was inspired by the 21-gun salute for designer Jason Smith's father, an American Veteran. Finished with a spalted beech wood base, this pen offers a smooth twist handle and a refillable ballpoint tip. Made in Ingalls, Indiana

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Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
24187
Made from
.50 caliber bullet casing, Spalted Beech wood
Measurements
6" L x .75" diameter at widest part
  • the maker

Jason Smith

About how he got started in pen making, Jason Smith recalls, "Several years ago, after being laid-off from my job in the construction industry, my uncle brought me into his small Tennessee workshop and said "I'm gonna teach you how to make a pen." I had no idea that weekend visit to the family mountain was going to evolve into the amazing life I have today. Over the years, I've really grown as an artist, restlessly challenged myself to do better and be better - never losing sight of my commitment to provide the best service and the highest quality writing instruments and gifts possible. collection

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SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable grip (5)
  • Glides smoothly (5)
  • Ink dries quickly (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional documents (4)
  • Everyday use (3)
  • Taking notes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (17)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6), Husband (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6)

Reviewed by 11 customers

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4.0

Superb Workmanship !

By 

from Mesa, AZ

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Glides Smoothly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Documents

    Comments about SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN:

    I ordered two of these pens. They are impressively packaged and with a quality presentation. Excellent workmanship.

    One of these was given as a gift for a gun enthusiast friend and she loved it ! The other for myself.

    I would highly recommend this work of art for gift giving or as a collector's item.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Gift. Great Conversation piece

    By 

    from Virginia Beach, VA.

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique And Beautiful

    Cons

    • Bigger Than Normal Pens

    Best Uses

    • Editing
    • Professional Documents
    • Taking Notes

    Comments about SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN:

    The pen was beautiful and exotic. The 50 cal was intended to remind an Ex-Military turned Doctor of the "Action" he used to be a part of. He loved it.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Absolutely love this pen. My grandson is

    By 

    from Shady Cove , Oregon

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Grip
    • Glides Smoothly
    • Ink Dries Quickly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Extended Writing Periods
      • Professional Documents
      • Taking Notes

      Comments about SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN:

      It is a wonderful pen. Bought for my grandson who is really into guns.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      For your gun enthusiast

      By 

      from Charlotte N.C.

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Grip

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN:

          Purchased as a gift for our grandson. Am sure he will be thrilled but...Christmas is not too far off. Looks great. Balanced nicely.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          50 Caliber Bullet Pen

          By 

          from Ohio

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Grip
          • Glides Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN:

              Good gift for hunters.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Perfect pen

              By 

              from Chapel Hill, NC

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Grip
              • Glides Smoothly
              • Ink Dries Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use

                Comments about SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN:

                A gift for someone who collects pens and loves guns. Great workmanship and a great surprise.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                It's Beautiful!

                By 

                from Colorado

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN:

                      I gave this as a gift to my Father and not only did I feel good about giving it to him...he is still going on and on about how much he loves it!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Father
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      3.0

                      Really just for show

                      By 

                      from Ft. Smith, AR

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Looks cool

                      Cons

                      • Poorly Balanced

                      Best Uses

                      • Conversation piece

                      Comments about SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN:

                      This pen looks cool, but you can't really use it as a pen. It's very unbalanced and back heavy.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Wow!

                      By 

                      from Phoenix AZ

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great looking

                      Cons

                      • Tad Bit Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Showing off at work

                      Comments about SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN:

                      Gave this to my husband who was/is always a marine and he LOVED it. As mentioned in con section it is on the heavy side, but the cool factor completely outweighs this.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Husband
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Unique Find

                      By 

                      from Memphis, TN

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use

                        Comments about SPALTED BEECH AND SPENT 50 CALIBER BULLET PEN:

                        This is a unique pen and great for any business man or pen collector.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes, Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Husband
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                        Q and A

                        When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                        129votes, 16 comments

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods

                        Two reclaimed materials merge to create this unique design--a whiskey barrel stave and a 50 caliber bullet casing! Check out the product story to learn more, then let us know if this pen with a bang would get your buck.

                        Brian
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Seriously? With all the gun violence we have?

                        Veronica
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Absolutely not! How awful! A huge thumbs down! What are you thinking? Why would anyone want an item made from a weapon that was probably used to kill something??

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods

                        Don't worry, these shell casings were not collected as the result of hunting and have never been used to harm animals or people. They are actually collected after the 21-Gun Salute at military funerals. We'll update our product story to make this more clear. Thanks for commenting and letting us know that we forgot to include such an important detail in our copy!


                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        While it's not something I would want for myself, the story about it being from the salute at military funerals would make me want to buy one as a gift or some people I know. It needs to come with a card saying that.

                        Sandra
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        i don't believe in guns, so i don't think it's right to recycle spent cartridges. they might have killed something or someone. it's a useless item.

                        Donna
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love it...but then, I'm a writer and enjoy having pens that are "different."

                        Barbara

                        Don't care for ammunition theme plus it appears bulky.

                        Donna
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Not a Gun Lover.

                        Michele
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        An excellent way to honor those who give their lives to preserve ours.

                        Mary

                        This pen would be a constant reminder of a loved one who shot himself.

                        Linda
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        I don't like to aggrandize guns and weaponry.

                        Diana
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Given the amount of violence and countless number of randome shootings I think we ought to discourage celebration of the buttel in all forms.

                        sabrina
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        if i see another repurposed bullet i will scream.

                        Kathleen M.

                        Nowadays I would say not a good idea....not necessary to put any more ideas out there than need be...especially a bullet cartridge pen!! Ugh.

                        Advocate for Peace and Human Rights

                        This is awesome. Why is everyone hating on this? Excellent idea.

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